Letters to the Editor

Issue # 2: 03/01/01

Visualization For Writers
Feature Articles
Creating and Using Language in Fiction
By Damon M. Lord
A, B, C: Beith, Luis, Nin
By Bryn Neuenschwander
Genetics in Storytelling
By Allison Starkweather
Creating Character Extras to Enhance Your Story
By Shane P. Carr
At a Loss for Words
By Vicki McElfresh
The Alternative Rules
By Lazette Gifford
A Man in Beast's Clothing
By Sarah Jane Elliott
What Is Horror?
By Teresa Hopper
How-to Haiku
By Jennifer St. Clair Bush
Research Flaws in Romance Novels
By Anne M. Marble
Science Fiction: 
Tuning the Universe
By Bob Billing
Stage & Screen: 
The Dual Landscape of Plot and Story
By Robin Catesby
Suspense & Mystery:
Scene of the Crime
By Shane P. Carr
Young Adult & Children:
A Question of Style
By Justin Stanchfield
Young Writer's Scene:
Befriending the Internal Editor
By Beth Adele Long
Book Reviews
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
Reviewed by Beth Adele Long
Web Site Reviews
The Forward Motion Web Site
By Lazette Gifford
Helpful Pointers for Community Members
By Jim Mills
From the Writers' Board
News from Forward Motion


Let us know what you think of the Ezine.  We'll choose a few to place here in future issues!

Letters to the Editor

A few of the letters received on the publication of our first issue:

I peek regularly at the Writer's Forum and I'm glad you mentioned Vision in it. It covers a wide range of topics and will surely be a source of motivation and help for a beginner writer (like me!).

Thanks again, and Happy New Year!

Caroline Allard, Montréal


I learned of your site "Holly Lisle's Vision" through the Fantasy Writer's list. I found your new ezine quite thorough and well done and have added a link to it from my Writer's Resources links page. http://www.clamcity.com/linkresources.html

Thanks for what you do!


I just wanted to say that I have read most of the articles in the first edition of Vision.  I really enjoy the magazine and think that it really fills a need in the writing community and particularly in the Forward Motion community.  I'm glad to see that you are still an active participant in the community and that you are taking such an active role in this newest manifestation of Forward Motion.  

Just wanted to say that I appreciate your hard work.  Thanks again. 

John Ward
aka Feanor (from the old Forward Motion Boards)


Hi ~

       I just found your site the other day and I LOVE IT - Thanks so much for making such a wealth of information available to other writers. I could easily spend hours at your site and be so enriched for the time spent there.  Thank-you again.

       Most Sincerely,

            Stephanie Abney


What a great site! I immediately bookmarked it.

Thank you for taking the time to do it.

Paul Martens

Author of "Your Own Hope," Writers of the Future XVI

I just wanted to let you know that I recently found your website and was so thrilled. Your content is excellent and I look forward to reading many more episodes. One comment: Could you please change the color of your hotlinks from orange/yellow to something that shows up on the screen and is more easily readable.

Thanks, keep up the good work.

Dr. Shari Villani


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